By Russell Edge
Slavan Bilic is set to welcome goalkeeper Adrian back in the starting XI for their match against Everton on Saturday, according to a club insider.
Ex-West Ham United employee reported on his personal Twitter account on Friday night that the Spanish goalkeeper is in line to return to the side after Bilic trained with him in the team as preparations were made for Saturday’s clash at London Stadium.
Bilic is considering starting Adrian on Saturday. The first-team have set up in training with him in goal this week.
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) April 20, 2017
The news comes after Darren Randolph made a costly error against Sunderland which led to the Black Cats equalising in the sides’ 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.
The Irishman has been an ever present between the sticks since replacing the Spanish keeper, but it appears that Slavan Bilic has finally lost faith in the 29-year-old.
Adrian has not appeared between the sticks for the Hammers since a 5-0 home defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup back in January, but it appears the Serbian manager is ready to restore him to the side.
The 30-year old had been Bilic’s first choice keeper at the start of the season, until he was dropped in early November after a disappointing start to the season.
Since then he has only made two appearances, a 4-1 defeat to Manchester United in the cup and the FA Cup drubbing at the hands of Manchester City.
Ex-West Ham United employee has a growing reputation as a reliable source of Hammers news and has broken a number of big stories about the club this season.
In other West Ham news, manager Slavan Bilic has given an injury update on the club’s star defender.